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01-18-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 292
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Measure the dropout spacing on the 53cm frame. It...

Measure the dropout spacing on the 53cm frame. It should be 120mm. If it is substantially less, say less than 119mm, then it is either a manufacturing defect or the frame somehow got damaged and the...
01-09-23, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Speaking of chrome plated steel bikes: ...

Speaking of chrome plated steel bikes:

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2014 Soma Rush with Velo Orange...
01-09-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Saw one of these frames the other day - Quite...

Saw one of these frames the other day - Quite striking in person - what do you think about the low spoke count wheels - any notable trade offs?[/QUOTE]

I've never had any problems with properly...
01-09-23, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,050
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Looks like it's time to re-post my bikes, so here...

Looks like it's time to re-post my bikes, so here goes with my newest and current favorite:
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12-19-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,117
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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1970 Mercier Model 100 with Velomine wheelset.
12-15-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 356
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you plan on changing gearing regularly, an EBB...

If you plan on changing gearing regularly, an EBB is the worst possible solution. The amount of adjustability is minimal, so you will have to add or subtract chain links every time you make a gearing...
12-02-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 277,825
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks ! It's a 46cm, the smallest size they make.

Thanks ! It's a 46cm, the smallest size they make.
11-11-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 345
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It looks like there's a mismatch in the headset...

It looks like there's a mismatch in the headset parts and serious damage to the steerer tube on the fork. Where are the bearings ? I certainly would not ride it without having a bike shop at least...
10-31-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,771
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This is the crux of the matter. He doles out bad...

This is the crux of the matter. He doles out bad advice to uninformed people. He purports to be an expert; he's not. Unfortunately, when it comes to the internet, advice is worth what you pay for it.
10-29-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 3,653
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Views: 589,482
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thanks. Back home now and glad to have the...

Thanks. Back home now and glad to have the catheter out. A bit sore and some blood in the urine, but otherwise ok. Really nice to be able to pee normally again. Can't do anything strenuous or lift...
10-29-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 909
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just one cautionary note that the threads on the...

Just one cautionary note that the threads on the aluminum nut can strip if you tighten it too much. I replaced it with a steel nut from an older Shimano QR skewer.
10-25-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3,653
Sticky 65-85+ Thread
Views: 589,482
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just got TURPed

Lying in my hospital bed, tube in my weenie, bored af, checking hospital menu, gonna be here a coupla days, canít ride for 3 weeks, tiny cellphone keyboard sucks but getting 4 bars 5G, Dow Jones is...
10-24-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 640
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Correction. Weight of a thin walled tube...

Correction. Weight of a thin walled tube increases linearly as a function of diameter and thickness. The weight is proportional to the cross-sectional area, which is 3.14 X Diameter X Thickness. You...
10-12-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 985
Posted By TejanoTrackie

^^^ That Godzilla ain't too shabby, either....

^^^ That Godzilla ain't too shabby, either. :thumb:
09-30-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 488
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I used to grease the spindle, and found that I...

I used to grease the spindle, and found that I ended up pressing the crank arm too far into the taper. By installing the arms clean and dry, this no longer happened and I no longer had to re-tighten...
09-25-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 468
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You're very welcome, glad I could be helpful. I...

You're very welcome, glad I could be helpful. I still have my Shimano DA PD-7401 pedals that use the Look Delta cleats on several of my bikes. Did you you that those pedals were actually manufactured...
09-24-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,267
Posted By TejanoTrackie

^^^ Very impressive, I'd never have known that...

^^^ Very impressive, I'd never have known that you modified it had you not told me. :thumb:
09-12-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 403
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Try removing some links from the chain, such that...

Try removing some links from the chain, such that the tensioner pully moves forward and the cog catches the chain at a lower point.
09-07-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 890
Posted By TejanoTrackie

What you need to determine is the dropout spacing...

What you need to determine is the dropout spacing in the fork and frame. This is the inside distance between the fork and frame dropouts where the wheel axle is inserted. The fork dropout spacing is...
09-03-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 782
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The IRO is the best choice if you can haggle a...

The IRO is the best choice if you can haggle a bit on the price. I'd offer $400 for it. It is already set up with a freewheel and brakes, has decent components all around with sealed bearings and...
08-24-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,267
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Received the 32mm Panaracer GravelKing SS+ tire...

Received the 32mm Panaracer GravelKing SS+ tire today for the rear wheel, and added a half link to the chain so that I can install and remove it w/o having to deflate the tire. The half link won't...
08-22-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,206
Posted By TejanoTrackie

There is a thread for this >>>...

There is a thread for this >>> https://www.bikeforums.net/singlespeed-fixed-gear/1247094-2022-post-your-single-speed-fixed-gear-thread-6.html
08-21-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 277,825
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I've already posted this in the regular Post your...

I've already posted this in the regular Post your SSFG thread, but I guess I'll post it here as well, since I'm well over 40 years old.

So, after nearly 6 years, I've finally built a new bike....
08-20-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,267
Posted By TejanoTrackie

So, after nearly 6 years, I've finally built a...

So, after nearly 6 years, I've finally built a new bike. This time it's an All City Bike Block, something I've had on the drawing board for over a decade. The frameset was purchased on eBay for $549,...
08-16-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By TejanoTrackie

To answer your second question first, it is...

To answer your second question first, it is definitely a left handed thread, so yes, you loosen it CCW. As to the first question, the best way to start IMO is to use an impact wrench. If that doesn't...
08-12-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 4,933
Views: 719,365
Posted By TejanoTrackie

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/hrUAAOSwAChhkZl3/s-...

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/hrUAAOSwAChhkZl3/s-l1600.jpg
07-26-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 856
Posted By TejanoTrackie

That's a really sharp looking bike. But, what you...

That's a really sharp looking bike. But, what you want to learn how to do is brake w/o skidding, because you will stop faster that way. I've ridden and raced on velodromes for over 40 years, and I...
07-22-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 989
Views: 277,825
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I was 64 when I started this thread 12 years ago....

I was 64 when I started this thread 12 years ago. Now I'm 76 and if anything I'm more into SSFG riding than ever before. I'm no longer racing, so all but one of the track bikes have have been...
07-03-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 728
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I've got the Tech 99 and like it, because you can...

I've got the Tech 99 and like it, because you can get all four fingers on it. I'm not a fan of one finger braking. I assume you will locate the lever at the end of the bar, and not at the middle next...
07-03-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 658
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Just one correction, Retrogression does not...

Just one correction, Retrogression does not currently sell complete bicycles online, they are only available for local in-shop purchase.

https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/complete-bikes
06-30-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,075
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The shop is basically correct. If you have...

The shop is basically correct. If you have vertical "road" dropouts, it is difficult to properly adjust the chain tension, although it is possible to get close with a "magic gear." You don't...
06-25-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,771
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Back in the day, men wore suits when they rode...

Back in the day, men wore suits when they rode bicycles. I used to commute to work on a Schwinn 3-speed wearing a full suit and dress shoes, but the ride was just 3 miles long on flat roads, so I...
05-06-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 808
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yes, it should fit anything other than a KMC K1...

Yes, it should fit anything other than a KMC K1 chain.
04-30-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,318
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Adding to what Bianchi pc has to say, the...

Adding to what Bianchi pc has to say, the aluminum Pista Concept was strictly a track bike with an undrilled fork, so mounting a front brake was not possible. It was also made with very thin tubing...
04-18-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 607
Posted By TejanoTrackie

I believe so. A simple fix is to use electrical...

I believe so. A simple fix is to use electrical tape, but better to use some carbon weave patches. I've seen wheels that just used those patches that are meant to cover the valve opening.
04-05-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 764
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Jamis has a good reputation. If you want a...

Jamis has a good reputation. If you want a totally uncompromising track bike, the Sonik is it. Definitely a lot stiffer and quicker handling than any lugged steel conversion. If you like to go fast...
04-04-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 810
Posted By TejanoTrackie

When determining fit, I measure the distance from...

When determining fit, I measure the distance from the middle of the saddle to the position on the bars where my hands are placed. So, if you are happy with the fit of your Kilo WT, then you should...
03-22-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Hey dude, it's your life and your bike. Eff it up...

Hey dude, it's your life and your bike. Eff it up if you want to, I really don't give a rat's ass.
03-22-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The Lasco and Sugino RD2 cranks are completely...

The Lasco and Sugino RD2 cranks are completely different, such that the Suginos need to fit closer to the frame for the chainring to sit in the correct line with the freewheel or cog. If you move the...
03-21-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,867
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Wabi Cycles was founded by Richard Snook in 2009....

Wabi Cycles was founded by Richard Snook in 2009. The original Classic is very similar to the current model. The original Lightning model featured an aluminum frame, which has been replaced with a...
03-18-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,027
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Most people overinflate their tires, thinking...

Most people overinflate their tires, thinking it's necessary to reduce rolling resistance, when in fact after a certain point the reduction is negligible. Yes, by running a 23mm tire in front and a...
03-18-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,027
Posted By TejanoTrackie

According to my calculator, you should inflate...

According to my calculator, you should inflate your front tire to 84 psi and your rear tire to 93 psi. These are median values to provide the best combination of comfort and low rolling resistance,...
03-18-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,869
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Chain drop is really only an issue with...

Chain drop is really only an issue with multi-speed 1 x n applications, where n > 1. I've got an old MTB that I converted to a 1 x 7 with no front derailleur to act as a chain-keeper, and the chain...
03-17-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,084
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The Lasco single chainring (track) cranks that...

The Lasco single chainring (track) cranks that came on my two bikesdirect bikes use a 103mm JIS spindle and the chainline seems fine to me. How is the chainline on your bike, because that is the...
03-15-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By TejanoTrackie

My 42cm (c-c) Wabi Lightning with 650c wheels...

My 42cm (c-c) Wabi Lightning with 650c wheels handles very well, because the smaller wheels allow for the same geometry as the larger Wabis with 700c wheels. They also allow for a more aesthetically...
03-15-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 881
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You can take what he says with a grain of salt,...

You can take what he says with a grain of salt, however, there are plenty of unbiased people who have posted good reviews of their Wabis. Basically, a Wabi is a very good frameset with above average...
03-12-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,267
Posted By TejanoTrackie

A pair of Leaders: ...

A pair of Leaders:

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2010 Leader 721tr
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03-12-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,267
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This bike has had many lives: ...

This bike has had many lives:

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2009 VISP TRX790
...
03-12-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,267
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Not the lightest fixed gear, but super stiff: ...

Not the lightest fixed gear, but super stiff:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0299_061157580d499c0026824947b4b7f5253218ca34.jpg
2013 Dolan Pre Cursa
03-12-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 21,267
Posted By TejanoTrackie

The lightest bike in my stable, only 14.6 lbs ! ...

The lightest bike in my stable, only 14.6 lbs !

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0259_b1bf153e4a23b753dbf90d417dc41b504fe4f2de.jpg
2011 Wabi Lightning
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